DAVIS, Calif. - New studies have been unveiled by the University of California Cooperative Extension that examine the costs of producing beef, alfalfa hay, corn silage, rice, prunes, raspberries and avocados.

Each analysis is based on hypothetical farm operations using practices common to the region, according to a UC news release. Information for the studies was provided by farm advisors, researchers, growers, farm accountants, pest control advisors, consultants and other professionals.

Tables and analyses spell out such details as material inputs, cash and non-cash overhead and profits over a range of prices and yields.

The studies are available at extension offices, online at http://coststudies.ucdavis.edu/ or by calling (530) 752-3589.

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